Florida Tech Panthers Shequana Harris, Victor Furtado Selected Mike Erdman Athletes of the Week
By Daniel Supraner, Athletic Communications Director // November 23, 2016
Furtado broke school record in 100 free
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Following excellent performances during the week, women’s basketball’s Shequana Harris and men’s swimming’s Victor Furtado have been selected as the Mike Erdman Auto Group Athletes of the Week.
Harris helped lead the women’s basketball team to a 1-1 record over the week. In Wednesday’s loss to Eckerd, the senior dropped 11 points on 5-of-15 shooting, adding five rebounds and four assists.
On Saturday, the Bronx, New York native was a catalyst in FIT’s 65-53 victory over Barry.
Against the Bucs, Harris poured in 17 points despite a less than stellar shooting performance from the field. The key for the former Providence Friar was efficiency at the free throw line, hitting 9-of-10 shots. Harris also pulled down seven rebounds in the contest and chipped in an assist.
Furtado posted a slew of impressive times over the weekend at the Panther Aquatic Center, breaking two school records, three top times in NCAA Division II and six NCAA B Cut Times.
The Brazilian native was part of the 200 free relay team that posted a 1:20.28, setting a B Cut and outpacing the nation’s top time by over a full second. Later in the day, Furtado joined the 400 medley relay team that wrapped up Day One with a 3:20.63, tying the FIT record.
The next day, Furtado’s 200 medley relay team registered a 1:29.77 for a B Cut, a time that is almost two seconds quicker than the previous fastest time in Division II.
The highlight of the weekend for Furtado came in the 100 free, where he broke the school record with a 43.87. The time is the fastest in Division II and was just short of FIT’s first ever A Cut time.
Women’s basketball returns to action Friday and Saturday with a pair of games. The Panthers take on Warner on Friday and Webber International on Saturday with both games tipping off at 1 p.m. ET at the Clemente Center.
For swimming, the Panther Invitational marked the Crimson and Gray’s final competition of 2016. FIT will resume the season on Jan. 7, hosting Oklahoma Baptist at the Panther Aquatic Center.
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